Survey by VMINTERACTIVE reveals current statistics of teenagers views on contraception ahead of 2020
• 86% of 16-19 year olds are aware of the morning after pill.
• Only 69% would seek the morning after pill for an abortion.
• Only 42% teenagers would be embarrassed to buy condoms.
• 89% teenagers are unaware of the health risks not covered by the morning after pill.
This year Click Pharmacy has had an 80% increase in the product sale of EllaOne also nicknamed ”The promiscuity pill” this would be linked to the efficiency of it being used up to 5 days after and economic value if your BMI is over 26, you take one rather than two of other brands of morning after pill. When you have a pill that can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex and so readily available in stores and online without a prescription, there is no doubt sales would rise. Controversy is wrapped around it, also being seen as ‘a form of abortion pill’ according to Norman Wells, director of the charity Family Education Trust.
VMINTERACTIVE has conducted a survey on 200 teenagers looking at the knowledge of different contraception, health risks not protected by contraception (apart from condoms) and also those who believe the morning after pill is a form of abortion. These findings prove that sexual education at school is not necessarily increasing awareness. Teenagers are more likely to have unprotected sex and order morning after pill as it’s more accessible rather than condoms.
‘EllaOne it’s the most effective pill on the market with 95% potency” states Jana Abelovska, pharmacy expert from Click Pharmacy, “however not something to be used regularly as it is a high dosage and is not great for the body.”
As a Health Tech company Click Pharmacy are a source of knowledge on these kinds of issues and want to offer the best advice of all the different options of contraception to people of all ages.
Top reasons for using contraception:
• Since 2014 – Chlamydia has been found in 1.8 million case that’s a 19% increase.
• Since 2014 – Gonorrhea has been found in 583,405 cases; which is 63% increase
• 15 to 24-year-olds accounted for 62% of those with Chlamydia, 52% with gonorrhoea
Survey of 200 respondents carried out by Click Pharmacy in December 2019.
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